Originally posted by: Saintheart
Apologies for the bombast ... next time I'll read through the whole thread before posting (or post earlier
As for the New Voice: I was only able to listen to the YouTube versions, so I'm missing the rework that's been done, but they sound good to me. With greatest, greatest respect I'd enunciate a little more clearly and pull back the volume just a tad, but otherwise I *like* the sound of these things. I look forward to the more completed version!
Ha-ha... shame on you for not reading through all 88 pages before posting
Thanks. Yeah, I know. I'm almost embarrassed of the nightclub video on Youtube now, because not only was the mike way too close, but I was mumbling and did a bad job with that scene. That's fixed now.
Also keep in mind that the original line was not "At your service". Also, it looks a little weird when Anakin says "I think he is a she" because in that shot, Hayden didn't actually say that. It was the shot with the line about the changleling, which I had to use from an editing standpoint.
I really do think that in the context of the film, it will not be jarring after the first few lines. And probably not even then when you re-watch the film and stop watching AOTC. Heh.. I've worked so long on this film that now HAYDEN is jarring. Although he was jarring to begin with (to me).
I think that like watching a black and white or letterboxed movie, the fact that Anakin has a different voice will distract you for about five minutes and then you'll get into the film and it won't matter. I think the new recordings are good as-is, but after Adywan is done with them (if he is able to do that) I really think you all will enjoy it.
Originally posted by: Dantha Fodder
Originally posted by: Marvolo
This does sound somewhat better than the first time, but I still prefer Hayden's audio. This just sticks out, because the voice is too deep. It doesn't sound natural. It sounds like you are intentionaly deepening your voice. If you are doing it to make him sound tougher then it isn't a good thing. People with voices that naturally deep are usually thicker built and stockier. Hayden is not built this way, and this new voice stands out. I don't take a person more serious just, because their voice is extremely deep.
I completely agree.
I personally don't dig the new voice. It is too deep, generally lacking in emotion and it still sounds dubbed, like a bad Japanese to American translated samari flick (something unavoidable, no matter no what ADR effect you tack on it).
I guess if this makes EpII more watchable for you Trooperman, then that's what counts, I just don't think a lot of people will take it seriously. Sorry.
See, I really don't believe it's unavoidable. There is a history of dubbed voices throughout Star Wars. Darth Vader, Aunt Beru, all of the creatures... I really think it's possible. I also don't believe that to have a deep voice you must be stocky in build. I'm pretty middle-of-the-road myself.
I think you all need some context on Anakin's personality. I really need to get this thing done....